Child, youth and teen programs

Young boy playing basketball.

Strathcona County Youth Programs support the Canadian Sport for Life Long Term Athlete Development Model. The activities taught in our programs align with the developmental abilities of our participants based on their age. This promotes the physical and social wellbeing of each participants.

Canadian Sport for Life Long Term Athlete Development Model

  • Active Start (0Y-6Y) – Unstructured, active play that incorporates a variety of body movements and focus on fun rather than formal competition, work on movement development (ABC’S) Agility, Balance, Co-ordination, and Speed, begin developing fundamental movement skills
     
  • FUNdamentals (6Y-9Y) – variety of activities that develop fundamental movement skill/sport skills through play, programs remain focused on fun and competition is minimally introduced, continue to practice the ABC’S of movement development.
     
  • Learning to Train (9Y-12Y) – formalized training methods introduced (ie. drills), emphasis is still on general sport skills suitable for a number of activities, greater amount of time spent on training/practicing skills rather than competing.
     
  • Training to Train (12Y-15Y) – fitness component increased at this stage, greater emphasis on sport specific skills, majority of time spent improving and practicing skills.
     
  • Training to Compete (15Y+) – skills practiced are entirely sport specific, competition is the primary focus and recovery/injury prevention discussed.

Fall programs offered - register today!

Follow the links below to find the full class schedule and register with Recreation Online. Learn more about setting up your Recreation Online account. Need assistance? Call 780-467-2211 (weekdays) or 780-416-3300 (evenings and weekends). 

Programs will focus on individual skill building. The safety of our participants and staff is our top priority. All programs have been created to meet Alberta Health Services guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Skating classes

  • Slide & Glide (parented)
  • Born to Blade
  • Blazing Blades
  • Adult Power Skating/Learn to Play Hockey
  • Power Skating

Sport classes

Family classes

  • Family Badminton
  • Family Yoga

Know before you go

  • Stay home if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
     
  • Arrive a maximum of 10 minutes before your class starts.
     
  • Individuals 10 years of age or older must wear a mask or face covering in common areas (lobby, washrooms, stairs, etc) at all Strathcona County facilities. Masks are not required to be worn while participating in the class. 
     
  • Practice proper hand hygiene, physical distancing (2 meters / 6 feet), and avoid touching your face. 
     
  • Everyone will be asked to answer a series of COVID-19 pre-screening questions before participating in each class. 
     
  • Exit the building immediately after class and please follow all gathering restrictions in place. 

Program guidelines and safety

    • Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Participants will be asked a series of COVID-19 prescreening questions at check in.
    • Hand sanitizing stations will be available.
    • Face masks must be worn by all individuals 10 years of age or older in all common areas (lobby, washroom, etc). Masks are not required while participating in the program.
    • Maximum numbers of participants in each program have been reduced.
    • Bring your own equipment like yoga mats and badminton racquets.
    • Families will be spread apart to maintain physical distancing of 2 meters (6 feet) from other families, at all time during class.
    • Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Participants will be asked a series of COVID-19 prescreening questions at check in.
    • Face masks must be worn by all individuals 10 years of age or older in all common areas (lobby, washroom, etc).
    • Full facemask helmets (CSA Approved) and gloves are required for participants.
    • Parented classes – gloves required and full facemask helmet or non-medical mask required.
    • No skate rentals available.
    • No changerooms available - come dressed ready to go, including skate guards.
    • Ensure helmets and gloves are wiped down / washed in between classes.
    • Maximum numbers of participants in each program have been reduced.
    • Participants will maintain 2 meters (6 feet) physical distance.
    • No scrimmages.
    • Classes will focus on individual skill building.
    • Amount of equipment used will be reduced, equipment will be sanitized at the end of each class.
    • Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Participants will be asked a series of COVID-19 prescreening questions at check in.
    • Hand sanitizing stations will be available.
    • Face masks must be worn by all individuals 10 years of age or older in all common areas (lobby, washroom, etc). Masks are not required while participating in the program.
    • Parents are to pick up / drop off participants, only instructors and participants are allowed in the program area. 
    • Maximum numbers of participants in each program have been reduced.
    • Participants will maintain 2 meters (6 feet) physical distance.
    • Classes are being offered in two, 6-week sessions.
    • Recommended to bring your own ball (labelled with name).
    • Balls will be provided (if needed) and designated to a participant for the duration of class.
    • Equipment will be sanitized between classes.
    • No pinnies will be used.
    • Class will focus more on individual skill building. No end of class scrimmages.

Questions?
780-467-2211 (weekdays)
780-416-3300 (evenings and weekends)
recreation@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Friday, August 28, 2020
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